Thuja Green Giant Tree

Thuja Green Giant Tree

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Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae Grows up to 3 Feet a Year!

The Thuja Green Giant tree will add a lush, green privacy screen to your yard in no time! One of our favorite and fastest-growing trees.

The National Arboretum presents the ‘Green Giant’ which is a vigorously growing, pyramidal-shaped evergreen with a dark green color that remains outstanding throughout the hardiness range. Green Thuja is perfect for privacy tree needs as it is a hybrid of the thuja plicata tree that graces the northwest. 

The Thuja tree is ornamentally appealing as a single plant, specimen tree, a dense screen, or as a living frame for your landscape or garden. Plant your tree at your property line for ultimate privacy function. Don’t worry about the deer! It is deer resistant.

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Thuja Green Giant arborvitae is a large, evergreen sentinel in any landscape. Living up to its name, this “giant” tolerates a wide range of soil and growing zones and has very few pests or disease problems on its rich green foliage. 

When To Plant Thuja Green Giant Trees

Like most trees, Thuja green giant trees can be planted in just about any month of the year. However, the best time is in the spring, allowing them a full growing season to establish its roots before its first winter.

How Fast Do Thuja Green Giants Grow?

The Thuja Green Giant Arborvitae growth rate is extremely fast! It can grow 3 to 5 feet per year once established, and it can quickly reach a height up to 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide at maturity. As young plants, they grow even faster during the spring and summer growing seasons.

Do Deer Eat Thuja Green Giant?

Thuja green giant trees are deer resistant. They’re a great tree to plant around your perimeter to deter deer from some of your other plants that may be more susceptible to being eaten.

Are Thuja Green Giant Roots Invasive?

Thuja green giant trees are not invasive in the traditional sense. However, since the tree can grow to be over 40 feet high, the roots will spread wide and deep to support the tree’s size and weight. Make sure your Thuja green giants have ample space to grow.


The thujas hardiness zones are best in the Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5-9 across the United States. This landscaping tree performs best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil conditions in full sun to partial shade. Ideal conditions for the giant Thuja tree are at least 4-6 hours of sun per day. This large tree cannot handle wet sites or poorly drained soil types like heavy clay because of the possibility of root rot.

Slow-release fertilizers at the base of the root ball will help give this tree the boost it needs in early spring. The emerald green needles may darken or bronze slightly in winter. If the leaves turn brown you may have a different issue such as lack of watering.

Newly planted trees need lots of water and a thick layer of mulch to help retain moisture and protect the roots. Water your trees a few times a week, especially during the summer months when temperatures are hotter. The root system will establish after 1 year if watered thoroughly. After 1 year of fast growth, it is fairly drought-tolerant.

The best time to plant Thuja Green Giant shrubs is in early spring so the trees have the whole growing season to establish before the ice and snow of winter come. Dig a hole the size of the root ball and don’t plant too close! Thuja Green Giant hedges will establish quickly and provide the privacy you need.

Planting Thuja Green Giant Trees

Wondering how far apart to plant arborvitae? Thuja Green Giant spacing should be planted at least 5 to 15 feet apart because of their girth and length. This will leave plenty of room to grow! Some use it as a screen plant or hedging plant to line a fence in their yard in a straight row of trees. You can also do it in a double-row spacing as long as you have a wide area so they can reach their mature width. 

Bushier than our Leyland Cypresses, but still the same Christmas tree like form. You can prune your Thuja tree into a shorter hedge for a single row spaced and keep the height at 12 to 15 feet tall if desired. They can tolerate heavy shearing and we encourage pruning to promote new growth.

Check out the Thuja Green Giant reviews to see what our happy customers thought of these fast-growing evergreen trees. These Green Giant arborvitae tree plants do not ship bare root. They are rooted in a container in soil.

The Thuja Green Giant is best known as the tree of life for how fast-growing the green giant tree is and is prized for being a privacy tree. Get a Thuja Green Giant for sale at Perfect Plants.

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Botanical Name
Thuja Standishii x plicata 'green giant'

Full Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
12-20 ft

Mature Height
20-40 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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I love this company. the plants I bought are mature and adjusted well to their new environment. thank you!!!!!!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for the kind wordsand the purchase of our Thuja Green Giant Tree! Best, Shirley

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I was very pleased with the trees & how they were packaged. They are nice for the price.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us. Hope you and your Thuja Green Giant Tree are doing well. All the best.

Senthilkumar S.
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It was good, well packed and no damages All the plants are almost same height and perfectly packed during shipment


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Senthilkumar! So happy to hear everything went well with your Thuja Green Giant Tree. All the best.

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30/30 ain't bad!

I was really nervous buying trees over the internet, how does one even ship trees?? 2 per box and sideways, apparently, and that seems to work just fine. We bought 30 at once and I had five holes dug by the time they arrived. It took us almost a week to get the last one in the ground and it's flourishing along with it's 29 neighbors. It's important to note that 2 days after planting we had a frost, and then a 90-degree day two days after that. I would not have been surprised to lose half these trees, but aside from a couple of dead branches everything looks great. I plan on ordering more next year to fill in the rest of our hedge, very satisfied!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Wow, we are beyond grateful you took the time to leave us a few kind words. So glad to hear everything turned out great with your Thuja Green Giant Tree. Hope you both are doing well.

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Thuja Green Giant Tree

Quick delivery in excellent condition. Root ball in container packaged in was excellent. Highly recommend.


Perfect Plants Nursery

We are beyond grateful for your kind words and feedback. Happy to hear is well with your Thuja Green Giant Tree. Take care!

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